Press releases • Nov 07, 2018 10:00 GMT
Engineers building a new full-fibre broadband network in challenging Highland terrain this week drafted in a DRONE to fly cable across a river. Openreach is working with the community of Glenmazeran on an ambitious project to bring more reliable, ultrafast broadband to residents. And a Scottish engineering first was needed to reach one remote property.
Press releases • Nov 06, 2018 15:17 GMT
Leicestershire County Council’s broadband programme, Superfast Leicestershire has connected it’s 600th cabinet to fibre broadband, enabling more people across the county to access to the new high-speed technology
Press releases • Nov 05, 2018 15:27 GMT
County Council Leader welcomes Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ investment
Press releases • Nov 01, 2018 10:00 GMT
A new phase of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband ‘Up your Street’ campaign has kicked off in the Scottish Borders to encourage more residents to sign up to fibre broadband and enjoy its many benefits. Councillor Mark Rowley and senior pupils from Philiphaugh Community School in Selkirk helped the Digital Scotland team to launch the campaign this week.
Press releases • Oct 30, 2018 10:00 GMT
Engineering-mad schoolboy Cameron Francis had his wish come true this week when he and his Glasgow classmates got an exclusive lesson in engineering. The nine-year-old from Glasgow wrote to Openreach asking if he could visit his local telephone exchange, signing off as Cameron Francis. Openreach teamed up with Digital Scotland to give Cameron and his classmates a day to remember.
Press releases • Oct 25, 2018 12:38 BST
Tens of thousands more new-build homes could be in line for a broadband boost after Openreach moves to reduce the price it charges developers for its ‘Fibre-to-the-Premises’ (FTTP) technology for small-scale sites - those with less than 30 premises - by more than three quarters.
Press releases • Oct 22, 2018 11:00 BST
Contractors working on behalf of Openreach, Scotland’s digital network business, are due to start traffic-sensitive roadworks on the Shawhead to Carnbroe stretch of the A8 on Monday, 29 October 2018. The Shawhead Junction works will be carried out overnight to minimise disruption and are expected to last until Monday, 5 November, between the hours of 8pm and 6am.
Press releases • Oct 22, 2018 10:00 BST
Openreach has been demonstrating the next generation of broadband technology – future-proof, full-fibre services capable of carrying speeds up to 1Gbps* – to Dumfriesshire, Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell. On a fact-finding field trip with engineers, the MP and Secretary of State for Scotland watched an installation of more reliable, ultrafast Fibre-to-the-Premises (FTTP).
Press releases • Oct 09, 2018 11:16 BST
Connecting Cumbria Fibre Sign-ups top 50 per cent - news welcomed by Trudy Harrison MP
Press releases • Oct 02, 2018 10:45 BST
Coventry has been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.
Press releases • Oct 01, 2018 00:01 BST
Thousands of employees move from BT Group into Openreach Limited as the final major milestone in creating a more independent, legally separate business. More than 97 per cent of Scottish homes and businesses now have access to fibre broadband – with Fibre First programme under way in Edinburgh.
Press releases • Sep 25, 2018 13:00 BST
A group of properties along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast are to get some of the fastest internet connections in the UK.
Press releases • Sep 25, 2018 10:38 BST
The Wirral has today (Monday, 24 September) been announced as the latest area to benefit from Openreach’s ‘Fibre First’ programme, where fibre optic cables are laid from the exchange right to people’s front doors.
Press releases • Sep 17, 2018 10:45 BST
Openreach engineers contact bomb disposal after discovering World War II mortar near Spalding
Press releases • Sep 06, 2018 13:20 BST
Brownlow Primary School welcomes Superfast Leicestershire into class as interactive cube is launched
Press releases • Aug 28, 2018 09:41 BST
Tamworth now has near total superfast broadband coverage thanks to a county council scheme that’s making faster download speeds available to most of Staffordshire.
Press releases • Aug 22, 2018 00:01 BST
Remote Highland communities scattered across 26 miles of rugged terrain are set to get the UK’s fastest*, more reliable broadband – thanks to an unique partnership. The first residents are now able to order services as the new network started to go live this week.
Minister celebrates in rural Perthshire as Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband reaches 900,000 premises
Press releases • Aug 14, 2018 11:00 BST
More than 900,000 premises across Scotland are now able to connect to fibre broadband thanks to the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband roll-out. The milestone was announced by Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity Michael Matheson in rural Perthshire today.
Press releases • Aug 09, 2018 12:00 BST
More than 520 homes and businesses in Glenfarg are able to connect to high-speed fibre broadband thanks to the £428M Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband programme. The Digital Scotland team celebrated fibre availability in the Perth and Kinross village this week as they visited a fibre street cabinet that serves part of the local area.